Sal Licata Passes
March 23, 2015 at 3:51 AM (PT)
Condolences to the family and friends of industry legend SAL LICATA, who passed away on FRIDAY, MARCH 20th after a brief illness.
CREATIVE ALLIES COO KEVIN CARROLL shared with ALL ACCESS, "SAL was part of BLUE THUMB, beginning with BOB KRASNOW and TOMMY LUPUMA. He became a founding executive of the original ARISTA team as EVP/GM, having RICHARD PALMESE and DON IENNER as his promotion executives. Later, SAL was the President of EMI, fostering the successes of RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, RICHARD MARX, QUEENSRYCHE and many others. After the EMI merger in 1991, SAL moved on to become President of RED DISTRIBUTION and RELATIVITY RECORDS. There he created the most successful indie distribution model in music history and delivered extraordinary career launches for TRAIN, BONE THUGS N HARMONY, COMMON, 311 and GOV'T MULE, to name just a few."